Nov 15—20, 2011
Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry
“…a mesmerizing story of the Shakers told in song, dance and spare text: Rapturous.”
— The Hartford Courant
What do you get when you combine Pulitzer, Tony and Academy Award-winning writer Alfred Uhry, MacArthur genius director/choreographer Martha Clarke, traditional Shaker music, and sexual repression? Angel Reapers is a lively song and dance piece, inspired by the life of Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker movement.
Mother Ann, as she came to be known, was a visionary, mystic and powerful spiritual leader. Her categorical denial of sexuality and determination to erase it from herself and her followers inspires the stunning, rhythmic and often hilarious choreography in Angel Reapers.
Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116